The waves I rode to reach my sacred bridge

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By Deloshni Govender

“A guru is not a crutch; he is a bridge.”

A guru is not someone who comes to offer support, He is the golden bridge which transports you from a state of unconsciousness to sublime consciousness.

Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji!

I offer, at the lotus feet of my beloved Guru Mohanji, the experience of my very first encounter with Brahmarishi Mohanji and the Divine grace which entered my life.

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I have always been a “spiritual” seeker and have always been intrigued by Masters/Gurus but never had any urge to find one. I was in a very deep state of depression after I was forced to accept a job 600km away from my family owing to financial constraints. I had a lot of anger and stored emotions within me and truly felt that life owed me more than I was given.

In October 2013, my husband called to tell me that there was a “Guru” speaking at the Ganesha Chathurthi puja in Durban. I was uninterested. My husband was fortunate enough to meet the said Guru and told me that he was indeed a great man and I should meet him when he came to Gauteng. Again uninterested. The veil of negative fog surrounding me was indeed thick. My husband gave me the contact number of the person running the Guru’s programme and I called a few times with no success so I felt that this was really a sign that this was not for me.

A few weeks later, when I went home, my husband joyfully presented me with the book “The Power of Purity”. I accepted it with thoughts of it being “yet another book by yet another Guru!”. I opened the book and found the words “To Deloshni, With Love, M”. As I type this, waves of energy are pulsing through my body as I feel the sanctity of that moment. But at that time, I didn’t realise the grace which was being delivered. I was only later to understand the impact of what had happened. Mohanji had blessed my husband and GIFTED the book to him but autographed the book to ME!

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I wasn’t fortunate to meet Mohanji during his visit to SA and the book lay in my flat for a few weeks unopened due to my depression and general disinterest in life. One afternoon, out of boredom I opened the book and started reading it. The words started stirring something within me. The crystal clear clarity of the messages was astounding! I was finally beginning to understand this existence! The meditation which came with the book was even more mind blowing and took me to an inner space of deep peace. I found myself more relaxed and accepting of myself and the life I have chosen. The book became my permanent companion. I never went anywhere without it. I would even have colleagues at work approach me and request me to open any page to see what lesson we could learn that day.

A few weeks later I met Mohanji for the first time but it was not a physical meeting. I now understand that we had an astral meeting. I had a very vivid “dream”. I awoke feeling every sensation like it had actually happened. I dreamed that I was in a battle of sorts with Mohanji and His followers. I dreamed that each time Mohanji would come close to me, I would run and my “friends” would help me escape. This was the type of experience which went on all night long but at the end of the dream I found myself alone. Mohanji was also finally alone. He was dressed in white and walking towards me, towering over me. I began running backwards in fear unable to take my eyes off Him. As He advanced, I slipped and fell onto my back and shouted “Bhagawan Shree Sathya Sai Baba ki Jai!!!” (Hail to the Divine Lord Sathya Sai Baba) and then “Om Shakthi, Parashakthi” (Divine Feminine energy). Mohanji reached out to me. He was just pure light. He picked me up, embraced me and called me affectionate names while holding me. He said to me “Why are you running from me? You are an enlightened being” and he continued to console and comfort me. He then took me to a room with a table in it and we both sat at the table and like a teacher he began teaching me. Up to this day, I have no idea what he taught me that night.

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After the dream, I was in a daze for a few days and didn’t know what to think of it all. I researched this Guru online and tried to see how best I could contact Him. I did not know that He was on Facebook but I did find His profile on Speaking Tree. I sent Him a message about my encounter and to my utter delight I received the following message a few days later, “Dear Deloshni, I forwarded your message to Him, as Mohanji does not check this profile directly. He read your message and told you He is always with you and you are protected, there is nothing to worry about. Love Biljana Vozarevic, Mohanji Foundation.” My life changed drastically within those months. I was blessed to meet Mohanji in His physical aspect in December that year and He gave me Shaktipat at Arunachala. The growth, peace and love which I have since been graced with is evident in the smile I have on my face these days.

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My Guru came to me as destined and at the time it was destined. As I now realise, the meeting with the Guru need not be a physical encounter. I rode many waves of despair, fatigue and anguish in life but I will ride them all over again if they take me to His feet. He appeared and provided a bridge for me between unconsciousness and sublime consciousness. I have never in my life felt this connected to the Divine despite the many rituals and japa I used to do. My Baba (Mohanji) bridged the gap and allowed me to constantly feel divine love. Even though gratitude is just a word, only my heart knows what I truly wish to express as gratitude. Love you always and over all lifetimes, Baba.

Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji Jai!!!!

Deloshni Govender

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The views, opinions and positions expressed by the authors and those providing comments on these blogs are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of Mohanji, Mohanji Foundation, it’s members, employees or any other individual or entity associated with Mohanji or Mohanji Foundation. We make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of any information presented by individual authors and/or commenters on our blogs and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries or damages arising from its display or use.

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Mohanji’s Divine Presence

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Shri Guro paramam rupam viveka chakshushomratam,

Mandabhagyaa na pashyanti andhah suryodayam yatha|

The absolute form of the guru is like nectar to those who can truly see. To those who cannot see through veil of illusion, the true form of the Guru is shrouded like the sunrise is to a blind man!

When one has pure devotion and surrender to the divine, divine will appear in any form. There have been many truly connected Mohanji’s followers, who have felt His presence in various occasions either via direct visions or even through indirect but realistic indications.

Two such sincere and honest experiences are described below, which clearly shows how Mohanji’s divine presence have been felt by these true devotees.

 

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Experience shared by Mr. Sankaranarayanan, Priest, Chenakkathoor Temple

I was in Sabarimala temple assisting the Chief Priest during the season from November 2017 till mid Jan 2018.  Lord Ayyappa temple Sabarimala, situated on a hilltop, is located in a forest Pathanamthitta, Kerala.

Lord Ayyappa is the son of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu who appeared as “Mohini”, the beautiful lady, was born to bring an end to the demon Mahishi. Ayyappa, as a baby was adopted by the king Rajashekharan of Panthala and named as Manikanda. Later on, at about the age of 12, taking the vow of celibacy, Manikanda left the palace and went up the hill to Savarimala and resided there as Lord Ayyappa.

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This temple is one of the most sacred temples in India and is open in specific days of a year. Reaching the temple is not so easy. Pilgrims have to walk on foot about 4 km through the thick forests or get to the river Pamba and then climb the hill for about 5 km. In order to come to the temple, the devotees have to follow strict traditional practices, rituals, preparations and dress codes. In preparation for their visit, pilgrims wear black beads around their neck, dress in black or blue mundus/dhotis and abstain from the consumption of non-vegetarian food and alcohol for 41 days. They also take a vow of celibacy for the 41 days prior to their pilgrimage.
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Despite the strict rules and physically straining path to reach the temple, 100s of thousands of pilgrims arrive in the season when temple is open.

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To go inside the temple to the sanctum sanctorium, the pilgrims have to climb the 18 steps called “Pathinettapadi”. These steps signify a very important message, that in order to reach the divine, you must be free from the 5 human senses, 8 negative attitudes (ashtaragas – kama, krodha, Lobha, Moha, Madha, Maltsarya, asooya, dhumb, 3 Gunas (Satva, Rajas, Tamas) and the rise above knowledge and ignorance.

When you rise above all these 18 steps, you reach Ayyappa, divine, you become one with Him!

During the end of December 2017, a few people from Chennai City visited Sabarimala. They had met Mohanji, who was visiting Chennai at that time. Mohanji had directed them to meet me as he was aware that I am in the temple in this season assisting the chief priest. They approached some of my colleagues to meet me for some special rituals and gave Mohanji’s Card to one of them. Later on my colleague handed over the card to me. I arranged the rituals that the devotees requested. I had also taken tokens for special darshan for them in the evening. However, I could not meet them after the rituals. I searched them everywhere but I could not find them amongst the crowd.

The Chief Priest and his brother saw Mohanji’s divine Card (for the first time) and were amazed by the power of Mohanji’s glowing eyes.

During the evening pooja session, one of my colleagues came to me and told me “Sankaran, your Guruji has come to the temple for darsan! I ran towards the sanctum sanctorum to see Mohanji. I was deeply surprised because I knew that Mohanji was not in Kerala and how could they see Mohanji here in Sabarimala! And there was no warning from anybody that Mohanji was coming here. On the way, many of my other colleagues also told me the same as they all had physically seen Mohanji. One of them even asked me whether we should book accommodation for Him. All 18 of my colleagues saw Mohanji! I was in a total shock and searched Mohanji but I didn’t see Him anywhere!

It was evident that Mohanji appeared in sookshma (subtle form) in the temple. His appearance had multiple messages. This showed a deep meaning to some of those people who were skeptical and even had remarked that these modern gurus are all fake.

To me, it indicated Guru’s protection and love towards me, that even though he was in Chennai at that time, He responded to the skepticism or some of my colleagues to save me from any kind of explanation or proving to anyone about my Guru.

Mohanji takes care of His disciples, as He can take care of Himself. He does allow people to fall in frequency by not understanding Him though. But, when it is a question of protecting a true follower, He never misses.

I clearly understood Mohanji is everywhere and we cannot understand HIM till we rise up those 18 steps to reach to the divine himself!

Deep gratitude my Guru for your timely actions and showing me every time your presence. Thank You!

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Experience of Mrs Nalini as shared by Devadas from Palakkad

Mrs Nalini is about 65 years old and have been practising Power of Purity Meditation at the Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Palakkad for last 2 years. Right from the day 1, she has had visions of Mohanji very vividly.

Recently, one day she called my wife Anila and said, “You know, Mohanji came near me three times today. First time it was with white kurta and dhothi, it was blue kurta and saffron dhothi second time and final one was with white kurta and saffron dhothi wearing black slippers. I could feel his breathing falling on my hands”. Anila explained about her strong connection with Mohanji.

Mrs Nalini is used to telling us these kinds of experiences from her first Power of Purity meditation.

Sometimes she will see Mohanji standing in water and blessing her, sometimes Mohanji will become Krishna and bless her. Similar to what 75 year old Taiji from Delhi had experienced which she converted into Sahasra naam of Mohanji (thousand names), Mrs. Nalini has also started seeing Mohanji in many forms. Devotion, connection and conviction draws the master to you and he appears to you as per your flavour and intensity of connection.

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When Mohanji visited Palakkad in December 2017, a few of us were sitting with Mohanji having a small satsang. He casually asked Anila about the meditations in Palakkad. She started talking about the general aspects of it.

Suddenly Mohanji asked Anila, “Did that lady tell you about my visit to her house?” We were amazed that the experience that Nalini aunty shared with us was what Mohanji was telling us too! It was like a shock wave.  But we all realized once again, Guru is everywhere, we just need to have the eyes to see him! Another realization. Deep gratitude. Jai Mohanji!

Honest and sincere experiences like these only confirm the below verse from Guru Gita, that Lord Shiva Himself had explained to Devi Parvati about Guru and Guru principle.

“Akhanda Manadalakaram Vyaptam yena Charaacharam

Tadpadam Darshitam Yena Tasmai Sri Guruve Namaha”

 

Salutations to Shri Guru, who has revealed that state which pervades the entire sphere of this Universe, which is composed of animate and inanimate objects.

 

Blessed are those souls, who in this life, are able to realize the value of Guru principle and can feel the presence of Guru in every form, every moment, everywhere!

 

Disclaimer:
The views, opinions and positions expressed by the authors and those providing comments on these blogs are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of Mohanji, Mohanji Foundation, it’s members, employees or any other individual or entity associated with Mohanji or Mohanji Foundation. We make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of any information presented by individual authors and/or commenters on our blogs and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries or damages arising from its display or use.

We reserve the right to delete, edit, or alter in any manner we see fit blog entries or comments that we, in our sole discretion, deem to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, threatening, in violation of trademark, copyright or other laws, of an express commercial nature, or otherwise unacceptable.

The Blessed Day with Mohanji and Vittal Babaji

Written by Kiran

With the blessings from Mohanji, I would like to narrate my experience that I had yesterday both with Mohanji and Vittal Babaji…

As it was planned to meet Mohanji on Friday evening (22nd Nov), I was awaiting for Shashank’s confirmation on the schedule as soon as I reached Hyderabad. But I got the message from Shashank saying that they would be late to Hyderabad as Mohanji wanted to spend some time in Kuruvapuram.

As I was eager to meet Mohanji, I was disappointed a little bit but thinking that I could spend all the time with Him the next day, I was happy.

On Saturday morning (23rd Nov), I got a message from Shashank saying that they would be planning to go to NIMS to spend an hour there. I was thinking that Mohanji might be visiting the Hospital to meet some patients and distribute fruit.

Then I thought to meet Mohanji in NIMS instead of going to the hotel where they stayed in. It was raining heavily and I decided to meet him at any cost. I was wearing a white kurta and pyjamas and  took only two pomegranates for Mohanji.

I reached NIMS at 9am and enquired at the reception. I asked the receptionist, “A swamy has come from Delhi. Could I know where he is?” They guided me to MRPR wing in the hosptial. Actually MRPR Wing is meant for VIPs. So I was not sure whether I was guided correctly. Then I asked the security guys at the gate. Seeing me in white dress, they might have thought that I belong to Mohanji as He was also in white dress (in fact, Mohanji only said this), they showed me the way to the rooms. I went inside and was searching in which room, He would be in. I asked another security guy, “A swamy has come from Delhi. Where can I get Him?”. He asked, “One swamy in saffron dress?” Hesitatingly I said, “Yes” wondering if Mohanji might be in Saffron attire. The security guard knocked there and somebody opened the door.Without peeping inside, I asked, “Is Mohanji there?” He said, “Yes”.

To my surprise, Mohanji was talking to a patient (Swamy) who was in Saffron attire. When I went inside, I gestured Namaskar to Mohanji and another Swamy. Then I came to know he was “Vittal Babaji”.

Then I gave the pomegranates to Mohanji and He blessed them. Then I asked Mohanji to give them to Vittal Babaji. I got to know that five minutes before this, Mohanji had been telling Rajeshji that it would have been better if they would have brought fruits for Vittal Babaji. Then I felt both my and Mohanji’s wishes were fulfilled.

Mohanji gave a book “Power of Purity” to Vittal Babaji who talked to everyone with patience and narrated so many stories about Sripaada Sri Vallabha swamy and Swamy Samartha Ramadas.Vittal Babaji has given tasks to Mohanji to publish the books on Sripaada Srivallabha swamy and Akkalkota swamy.

In between he asked about Mila and Bibaji. Since I know Telugu I explained what happened on that day when Mila had fallen from height and the hospitalization details. He blessed Mila and Bibaji.

There I met Shashank, Rajesh Singh, Nandita and Dhritiman. I didn’t get much time to talk to Shashank and Dhritiman as both left for the airport for their flight at 1 PM.

Mohanji, Rajeshji, Nanditaji and myself arrived back in the hotel. We had a blessed time with Mohanji. Mohanji told me that I am also from Datta Tradition. Then I remembered somebody had told me earlier I belonged to Sripaada Sri Vallabha swamy in my earlier birth.

At that time, Mr. Srinivas W. and his wife came to meet Mohanji. They took His blessings.

Then Mohanji asked Rajeshji to share his divine experience in Srisailam. He narrated his profound experience that he had in Srisailam. As all of them were about to go to have Goddess Bhramarambha Darshan. As they were about to start, there they saw a beggar. Mohanji asked Rajeshji to give some money to the lady beggar. Rajeshji gave some money to her and folded his hands showing the reverence. As he was about to turn back to enter the car, the lady beggar was giving him a rupee coin. As he was hesitating to take the coin, Mohanji gestured towards him to take the coin. He took that coin and then when he was about to turn back again, she gave him another rupee coin. I felt as if he was blessed having taken that coin too. Then they all went and had the darshan of Bhramaramba Devi darshan. To his surprise, he saw the same face of the beggar in Bhramaramba Devi. He was shocked and tapped at Mohanji’s back about his feelings. Mohanji smiled at him. This was a miraculous experience. As Rajeshji was explaining this experience, I saw the aura changed around his head. Even while I am writing this experience, I have goosebumps all over my body. Mohanji said that Goddess blessed him the two coins – one is for the inner peace and the other one for the external peace. What a wonderful and unfathomed experience.

Then on remembering Sathya Sai’s birthday, I sang a few bhajans, which Mohanji liked very much. Mohanji also told us that He used to sing one of those bhajans in Shirdi Sai temple. That bhajan goes like this… ,“Maanasa bhajare guru charanam, dusthara bhavasaagara tharanam…”, which Sathya Sai himself used to sing. The meaning of the song is “O Mind, without worshipping the Lotus Feet of Guru Sai Natha it is not possible to cross the ocean of life and death. Victory to the Noble Teacher, Lord Sai Natha. Chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’. Chant the name of Lord Shiva, who resides in Arunachala (the sacred mountain in Southern India associated with Lord Shiva). Chant the name of Lord Baba, whose form is Om”.

 The Blessed Day with Mohanji. Kiran's experience

Mohanji asked all of us to go for lunch. We were about to go for lunch.

Then Mohanji asked Srinivasji about the translation of the Power of Purity meditation into Telugu. He said that it had been done. Then Mohanji told us that we had to translate all of his books and meditations into Telugu language. Srinivasji mentioned about a lady professor who could help us transalate them into Telugu. At the same time, Mohanji reminded us of the lunch time. We all followed Mohanji to the dining session. To the surprise of us all, we met there the lady professor whom Srinivasji had mentioned about a few minutes before. See her divine luck… She met Mohanji and got the blessings from Parabrahma.

After lunch, we moved to the room. There, one more family came to take Mohanji’s blessings. After that we gave Aarti to Mohanji. While giving Aarti, one more person came to meet Him. Mohanji calls him Venkatgaru and said humourously that Venkatgaru was teaching Him Telugu language.

As it was the time to leave for the airport, Rajeshji and myself accompanied Mohanji and Nanditaji to the airport. There we gave a sendoff to Mohanji and Nanditaji.

In total, my heart is completely filled up with unconditional love towards Mohanji. I felt very blessed to be with Him all day. A divine day of blessings…

Finger Licking Good- Food For Soul in Chandigarh

FINGER LICKING GOOD- FOOD FOR SOUL IN CHANDIGARH

Written by

Aparrna Sharma

Mohanji in expanded state during meditation
Mohanji in expanded state during meditation

Once again the Buddha Purnima brought experiences unexperienced till now- Meditation with Mohanji in Chandigarh. After almost two years of his first visit here.

Things started from scratch, once again. In 2011, Mohanji had first visited the tricity and we had held a meditation in Panchkula. At that time there was a certain momentum since I was already holding meditation sessions in an orphanage called Aashiana. Although there were no initiates in Chandigarh, yet the Power of Purity was there. So Mohanji graced us.

It started with some thirty people
It started with some thirty people…

This time there was nothing. I had lost contact with most of the people who came last time, the sessions in the orphanage had stopped and all in all, Chandigarh was a sleepy city true to its reputation.
But there were one or two curious cases. One Mr. Menon who couldn’t ever have travelled to Delhi, but had a strong longing to meet the Master ever since he had read an article about him in Life Positive magazine. Another Puneeta, who, similarly unequipped to travel herself, was intensely pulling the Master from her soul call. Perhaps some others whose ‘sadhana’ had brought them to this point to experience the living presence of a Master. Anyhow, the idea of a meditation session in Chandigarh was conceived but we had our doubts. Shashank genuinely questioned if we needed to do a reality check. Whether it was even practical to bring Mohanji to Chandigarh for a handful of people. Wouldn’t it be a waste of his time? For once, my stubborn streak came handy for something constructive, and we started looking for a venue.

...then went up to forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, plus eight helpers
…then went up to forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, plus eight helpers

Things were not forthcoming. Lethargy, tamas, obstacles and deadlocks were playing their course. We just wouldn’t get a venue. At one point of time I almost gave up, sharing my frustration with the Delhi team. The same day I got a confirmation for two options for the venue. I don’t know what made me decide for the one farther away. Though it was far away and in a lesser known area, but seemed more convenient in terms of food preparation. (The NITTTR venue also had a mess from where we ordered the food)

Susan, the only one following the meditation in English
Susan, the only one following the meditation in English

I had my fingers crossed, hoping that at least 20-30 persons should come. Made arrangements for 50-60 and finally had over 70 persons come for the meditation, 90% attending Power of Purity for the first time. The session was amazingly beautiful, as it was bound to be with Mohanji. I didn’t have to lift a finger, as all the work was done by someone or the other, somehow or the other. I simply had to bring people together. Eg My father+invitations. Mr Duggal+venue & mess arrangements. Smriti+Venue decorations. Puneeta+ Mohanji’s room setting, Mr M.M. Malhotra & Vishal Ghai+ pick-n-drop of some guests, Leena didi + packing up, Beating my own tamas+ informing my yoga class.

A day before the meditation one of the invitees, a classical singer and music teacher, “Vandana ma’am” called up and offered a bhajan session.

As Mohanji often says to a friend of mine- ‘Sab kuchh ho jayega, main hoon na!”

When the meditation ended...
When the meditation ended…
...some were truly lost!
…some were truly lost!

So today we had this beautiful and amazing session in a beautiful, green NITTTR campus in Chandigarh. The meditation, Q&A and Shaktipat were followed by two beautifully sung live bhajans with complete music and emotion.  (I, who frown at any display of emotion was crying openly by the time they finished singing ‘Rudrashtakam’). While most of the people had their lunch, Mohanji declined to eat anything, giving personal guidance to some, instead. My day was made when he went back to the hotel room and had the fruits Puneeta and I had bought for him.

The questions and answers session ...
The questions and answers session …
...was followed keenly...
…was followed keenly…
...with rapt attention.
…with rapt attention.
Some carried their answers home
Some carried their answers home

Thus went Mohanji’s second visit ever to the City Beautiful. Some new experiences and some old memories revisited.

10. A  live bhajan presentation by the singers Vandana Tiwari and Rachna Bakshi......
A live bhajan presentation by the singers Vandana Tiwari and Rachna Bakshi……
...lightened the atmosphere further
…lightened the atmosphere further.

All the first time meditators too left feeling completely fulfilled and amazed that such an experience exists on earth plane. A lot many thanking me for everything while I looked sheepishly around, knowing that at least the Master knew I didn’t lift a finger!!   ;p

Aparrna Sharma
Aparrna Sharma